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The Rag Restaurant

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Ironstone road, Rawnsley, Cannock WS12 0QD, England
There is a bus stop outside the pub.
01543277491
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Set on the outskirts of Cannock Chase, The Rag Restaurant was opened in...
Set on the outskirts of Cannock Chase, The Rag Restaurant was opened in March 2004 after extensive building work and redecoration. It has an established reputation for serving high quality, home cooked food, which along with fine wines helps to ensure The Rag provides a charming location for any occasion. Inside The Rag you will find a relaxed, friendly atmosphere full of style and comfort. Whether you wish to visit for lunch or an evening meal, you and your guests can be assured of a warm welcome.
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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous !

Visited 'The Rag' on Saturday 29th August with my son for a bar meal. The welcome from the lovely barmaid was genuinely warm and attentive. Although the food service was almost over we were accommodated without fuss. I ordered the Staffordshire Oatcake whilst my son had the Steak burger with red... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Bryan J
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Cannock, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Visited 'The Rag' on Saturday 29th August with my son for a bar meal. The welcome from the lovely barmaid was genuinely warm and attentive. Although the food service was almost over we were accommodated without fuss. I ordered the Staffordshire Oatcake whilst my son had the Steak burger with red onion and sTilton. Both dishes arrived with an accompaniment... More 

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wolverhampton
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

No faults at all,beautiful food,nice place,friendly staff what more could u ask for.only problem is u can never get in because its so good

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Mitch_Pugh Thank you for your very kind words. We're pleased to read that you enjoy your visits to The Rag, and yes, you are right about the need to book as we do tend to get booked up in advance. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Rag in the future. All the best, The Rag More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Family Birthday meal so very difficult to make a point on the day. Steak meal ordered blue but it was much too well done probably medium. Lamb shoulder very over cooked dried and hard. Gravy/sauce reasonable taste. Vegetables good flavour and texture. Deserts quite tasty but not spectacular. Service mixed from very pleasant to offhand almost unpleasant. Will try again... More 

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi JacquelineD Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip to The Rag. We're sorry that you had a mixed experience, but we hope that it hasn't put you off coming back in the future. We would ask that should you have any problems with the food served, please make a member of staff aware of your... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Luckily for me this place is only 5 min frommy house :-) they have an offer on from Mon-thurs £15 each for 2 courses plus a bottle of wine between you. All the food is freshly cooked from scratch and is delicious, have eaten here a few times and have never been dissapointed. Siituated in the countrside and if viviting... More 

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Suzieh62 Thank you for your lovely kind words, and we're delighted to learn that you enjoy your meals with us here at The Rag. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, The Rag More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

meal was o.k. nothing fantastic reasonable value for money not a bad choice of menu drinks were typical pub drinks.

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Philip K Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at The Rag, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, The Rag More 

Cannock
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went for an evening bar meal, but the food didn't seem as good as previously. I had fish and chips and the batter was undercooked and I was unable to eat it.

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello lindajaneclark We're sorry to learn that you experienced problems with the food on your recent visit to The Rag. Did you raise the problem with a member of the team as we always try to resolve any (rare!) issues with the food when reported at the time, as we can't rectify things once you've left the pub. We hope... More 

staffordshire
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is maybe our 10th visit to the Rag. No wonder you have to book well in advance as the food is extremely good and very affordable. Everything is run efficiently and all members of staff look like they enjoy their work hence the smiles passed on to the customers. Everything on the menu is different from the norm and... More 

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Kacky1 Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Rag many more times in the future. Kind regards, The Rag More 

wolverhampton
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We have been to The Rag a few times over the years, and our experience varies. This time was not up to the standard we would expect from them, my rare steak was served to me well done, and a fairly poor cut of meat also. The pork belly was overdone so very tough. My starter conversely was not quite... More 

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello lee_marshuk We're sorry that your most recent visit to The Rag wasn't up to our usual standard, and we can only apologise. Did you raise the issues surrounding your food at the time with any of the front of house team? We have noted all your points, and hope that we're back up to scratch when you next visit.... More 

Burntwood, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

1st August I had my 50th birthday meal here we were a party of 10. Food was fantastic, staff very helpful, friendly and served us well. Fabulous evening. Would recommend to everyone.

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Sam J Firstly - a belated Happy 50th Birthday to you! We're pleased that your celebration was enjoyed by all, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. All the best! The Rag More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A lovely meal with my daughter and her husband. Full car park which was a good indication of the quality of the food. Two courses and a bottle of wine for two people for £30 was amazing but additionally the food was superb. A little noisy but it was busy and deserved to be busy. The staff were wonderfully helpful,... More 

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words Bev J, and we're delighted that you had a pleasant experience when dining at The Rag. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. All the best! The Rag More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ironstone road, Rawnsley, Cannock WS12 0QD, England
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop outside the pub.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Cannock
  • Phone Number: 01543277491

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

Set on the outskirts of Cannock Chase, The Rag Restaurant was opened in March 2004 after extensive building work and redecoration. It has an established reputation for serving high quality, home cooked food, which along with fine wines helps to ensure The Rag provides a charming location for any occasion. Inside The Rag you will find a relaxed, friendly atmosphere full of style and comfort. Whether you wish to visit for lunch or an evening meal, you and your guests can be assured of a warm welcome.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?